Barong Definition

bə-rông, -rŏng
noun
A long, broad, leaf-shaped knife used as both a weapon and tool by the Moros of the Philippines.
American Heritage
A heavy knife with an ornate pommel, used by the Moros of the Philippines.
Webster's New World
A lightweight, embroidered shirt of Filipino origin, having a collar, a straight hem worn outside the pants, and buttons partway or all the way down the front.
American Heritage
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Origin of Barong

  • Tagalog from baro ng Tagalog baro garment for the upper body, dress ng linking particle Tagalog Tagalog

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Maranao (Austronesian language of the southern Philippines) Malay parang parang

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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